Super Timely Post on Beauty and the Beast
If the classic tale was really about beauty, it would have been totally different. Here’s why.
Game of Thrones Unlocked: Season 7 Episode 5, “Eastwatch”
Players in the Game of Thrones have started to realize that it’s possible to win AND die. So maybe it’s best not to go it alone.
Thinking Small About Alternate History
Are optimistic alternate histories blasphemy? And why do alternate histories have to be about world changing events, instead of say, condiment choices?
How Dunkirk’s Shifting Timeframes Capture Our Hearts and Minds
The shifting timelines in Dunkirk make it the most intense war movie in decades — but they also have a philosophical point to make.
Game of Thrones Unlocked: Season 7 Episode 4, “The Spoils of War”
Certain death gets a lot of people to question their loyalty, but not everyone.
Why Are Alternate Histories So Negative?
The Overthinkers tackle HBO’s “Confederate” and the overwhelming negativity of alternate history stories.
Game of Thrones Unlocked: Season 7 Episode 3, “The Queen’s Justice”
In this week’s Game of Thrones, sisters are ruling it for themselves.
Amazon’s “Patriot”: An Audience of One
What if a bleak, existentialist comic drama speaks to you and only you?
Game of Thrones Unlocked: Season 7 Episode 2, “Stormborn”
This week on Game of Thrones: Astonishingly character-grounded and non-pointless lovemaking, to remind us that we actually care.
Think Tank: Why did Iron Fist suck?
It’s almost unanimous: Iron Fist was the weakest of Marvel’s four Netflix superhero shows. Now that the dust has settled, the question remains: what went wrong?